My political career began as a consumer advocate when I led the successful campaign in 1969 to put freshness dates on products sold in the supermarket. I am a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I serve as the Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection subcommittee. On the Committee, I have continued my efforts to protect consumers from unfair business practices, unsafe products, insurance abuses, and harmful chemicals in products, and to improve the safety of children's products, vehicles, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Legislation I've Introduced
Safe Cosmetics Act – The Safe Cosmetics Act would phase out the use of dangerous chemicals, including carcinogens and reproductive toxins, from use in personal care products. Visit Cosmetic Safety for more information.
More on Consumer Protection
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, voted today in favor of H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-190.
“Given the coming boom of autonomous vehicles on our nation’s roads, it is important that Republicans and Democrats work together to provide a national framework that recognizes the impacts of this emerging new technology and ensures the safety of all Americans.
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowksy, a Chief Deputy Whip and the Senior Democrat on the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the Energy And Commerce Committee, released the following statement in response to Facebook’s latest security breach:
“Another massive data breach. Another empty apology from a CEO. Another 50 million users’ privacy irrevocably breached.
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and original cosponsor of the HOT CARS Act, released the following statement marking National Heatstroke Prevention Day:
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a member of the Quiet Skies Caucus, released the following statement following her vote in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: